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Health Plan Axioms

Posted on Jul 18, 2009 | Last Updated Jul 18, 2009

Basic system considerations

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health insurance, Medicare, pulpwood, merchant marine, 1949, General Semantics, bureaucracies,

HEALTH CARE

Posted on Nov 11, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2008

Aspects of the issue

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National health care, political slogans, conventional wisdom, health insurance, national comparisons, cultural elements

HEALTH REFORM AND THE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT (Sept 21, 2009)

Posted on Sep 20, 2009 | Last Updated Jan 12, 2010

Thoughts on the subjects

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health care reform, philosophy, government, steamships, Lake Superior, 1948, Superior Wisconsin, Sault Ste, Marie, merchant marine hospitals

WRITING 102 - Writing Science-Fiction and Fantasy

Some Basics
Posted on Aug 13, 2010 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2010

If you ignore everything else I say here, heed this: to develop the ability to write well, write. Write a LOT. Thinking about it isn't enough.

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writing, tips, authoring

Government, the Real World, and Politics

Posted on Oct 12, 2008 | Last Updated Oct 12, 2008

analysis and commentary, from a partly epistemological viewpoint

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politics, real world, statistical analysis, modeling, labor analyses, modeling, analogs, the labor movement, merchant marine, ships' boiler rooms, seamen, Great Lakes, Great Depression, hobos

Economics as a System

THE NATURE OF THE BEAST
Posted on Aug 27, 2010 | Last Updated Sep 10, 2010

Reducing the amount of voodoo economics by making economics less dogmatic and more transparent, and exposing seriously destructive, or unethical, or even criminal activities.

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Government, the Real World, and Politics: Part 2

Posted on Oct 14, 2008 | Last Updated Oct 29, 2008

Free Market Economics

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free market, market forces, economics, depressions, merchant marine, pork barrel, labor unions, Lake Carriers Association, hobos, railroad police, coal mining, Genghis Khan, history,

Med System (10/27/07)

Posted on Oct 26, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 12, 2008

cost of one medication

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prescription drugs, the system, profiteering?

PERSONAL (12/31/2007)

Posted on Dec 27, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 7, 2008

personal, health, aging, death

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health, death, writing

THE BASICS

Posted on Aug 17, 2007 | Last Updated Mar 19, 2008

The 2nd in the The War for the Woods: defining the issues

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forest ecology, forest politics, clearcutting, wilderness, wildlife, water, virgin forests, old-growth forests, biochemicals, biodiversity, forest fires, salvage logging, sanitation logging